Separation Anxiety, For Mom! Friday, September 14, 2018

Separation Anxiety, For Mom! Friday, September 14, 2018

Emma had her first day of parents day out this week! She did very well and was pretty excited to go. She loved carrying her lunch box, just like big brother. πŸ™‚ She only fussed a little when we dropped her off. Because I’m mom, I wanted to make sure her teachers knew how to take care of my baby. I stayed a bit too long and Emma realized I was going to leave. She was fine thirty seconds after I left. (I know because I had Andrew go back and check for me!)Β  I, however, was not! I know it’s crazy, but I was a disaster. I had to sit on the church pew and cry!! I mean really? David was much younger when we started to send him to parents day out two days a week. I’ll never forget how painful it was leaving him that first day. I literally went home and cried most of the day! Emma on the other hand is almost two, and she is only going to PDO one day a week. I guess it’s just the act of leaving them, and the thought that they grow up so fast! I really do need to get grip though! If I’m this bad now, I can only imagine what I will be like when they go off to college! YIKES!

After I managed to pull myself back together, I went and filled my time with tasks. The thing about parents day out is that it is supposed to be “YOU” time, but I’m bad about filling it with tasks/chores that need to be done. I put together our guest bedroom upstairs that had largely been untouched since we moved in. That took me most of the morning. Andrew and I did go on a lunch date together!! We went to a Japanese Ramen restaurant and ate fancy ramen for lunch!Β 20180913_121911

In my last blog I posted a picture of tree frogs on our window…. We were outside today and David found another small tree frog. He LOVED it! He was holding it, playing with it, and letting it crawl and hop on him. I thought I was going to die!! I made him keep a good distance from me, I did not want that frog jumping on me!!Β 20180914_162712

The potty training saga continues! Emma has been doing pretty well this week overall. She is still sometimes stubborn about going to sit on the potty. Instead, she just holds it all in until she basically pops! At PDO on Thursday her teachers said they took her to potty a couple times and she didn’t go either time. She held it the whole time!! When I heard this I was like, “we better get home fast”!! When we arrived home I took her straight to the potty, and she went!! Poor thing, I don’t know if she was afraid to go for them or what?! I’m actually very impressed that she can hold her bladder that well. She knows what to do, it’s just getting her to take the time to do it. She doesn’t want to stop playing or whatever else she wants to do and go. I’m just going to keep up the routine with her and hope it translates into habit and her being able to go on her own. I am praying for the day! πŸ™‚

Side story: Emma has become especially fond of her plush Mickey, Minnie and Goofy toys lately. She wants to sleep with them, play with them, take them with her when she goes somewhere, and she’s even been showing them how to use the potty! πŸ™‚ I took Emma to the park the other day (which is just a short walk from our house) and she brought her Goofy. Emma, I guess, forgot about Mickey because when we got to the park she started pointing back to the house and saying, “Mickey”. I told her, “That’s okay. Mickey is still at home taking a nap. We’ll have to bring him next time.”. She then proceeded to play and go down the slide with Goofy. After that, Every. Time. she went down the slide she would point back to the house and say “Mickey”. I would then have to repeat the same statement over and over! πŸ™‚ Sigh!! πŸ™‚

Love,

PK

 

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